Grigory Sokolov.


Grigory Sokolov plays Beethoven, Scriabin and Arapov.

Grigory Sokolov is one of several modern pianists who include contemporary piano masterpieces in their performance programs, which requires a special concentration from both the performer and the audience.

What makes this CD particularly interesting is Grigory Sokolov’s recordings of the works by his contemporary, composer Boris Arapov. The piano sonata, and the concerto for violin, piano, percussion and chamber orchestra are released for the first time on this CD.

Specifically, we get to hear the following:


  • Concerto for violin, piano and percussion with chamber orchestra, with Nikolay Moskalenko (percussions) and Khail Vaiman (violin), with the Chamber Orchestra of the Leningrad State Philharmonic Society, Alexander Dmitriyev conducting.
  • Piano Sonata No. 2


  • Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  • Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3


  • Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23

Performed by Grigory Sokolov (piano)

Here is Grigory Sokolov playing Bach’s French Overture:



And next, here he is in an amazing performance of Brahms piano concerto #2:



Tags: Grigory Sokolov, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Scriabin